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Immunology Consultant Grade Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-1164835-SR-B-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
LRI, Leicester
£61,777- £72,597

Applications are invited for a Consultant Clinical Scientist in Immunology to join our committed and enthusiastic, forward-thinking team. The Immunology Department at Leicester Royal Infirmary offers an integrated clinical and laboratory Immunology service. The Immunology Laboratory provides a comprehensive range of routine and specialist immunology assays for the diagnosis and management of autoimmunity, allergy, immunodeficiency and Haematological malignancy.

We are looking to recruit a Consultant grade Clinical Scientist in Immunology (either Band 8C or Band 8D, depending on previous experience and leadership skills) to join our dynamic department, composed of 3 Medical Consultants, 1 Consultant Clinical Scientist (this post), 2 non-Consultant grade Clinical Scientists, 2 Specialist Registrars, 1 STP, 3 Band 7 managerial staff, and a large body of scientific and support staff.

Our friendly and enthusiastic team works closely together to provide an efficient, high quality laboratory and clinical diagnostic service. We are seeking a motivated and effective member of the team who also has the capability to act independently for the provision, management and continuing development of the Clinical Immunology Laboratory service. If the applicant has the necessary leadership skills and experience to head the Laboratory Immunology service, we would encourage application for the Band 8D position (please see relevant Job Description and Person Specification).

Appointment to this post includes an attractive incentive (£15K on appointment plus £15K after 3 years service) and relocation package (terms and conditions apply).

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) is one of Leicestershire’s largest employers and one of the country’s biggest and busiest teaching hospitals. UHL value staff very highly and strive to make working for the Trust a learning and rewarding experience. The successful well-being at work programme, funded through the staff lottery, offers staff the opportunity to take part in sports, therapies and a variety of classes.

Leicester is a cosmopolitan city situated in the heart of the UK, rich in arts, culture, sports and heritage, and surrounded by attractive countryside. There is much to see and do including visiting award winning venues such as the Curve theatre, High Cross shopping centre, National Space Centre and the King Richard III Visiting Centre. There are excellent transport links to all parts of the country including M1 and M69, London is only 75 minutes away by train and international airports, Nottingham East Midlands and Birmingham International, are both less than an hour away.

Essential criteria: Applicants must have Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (Immunology) (or equivalent qualification), be registered as a Clinical Scientist with the HCPC, and have a minimum of 8 years Immunology specialist experience.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Michael Browning, Immunology Head of Service (0116) 258 6702
or Dr Linda Barton, Clinical Lead for Pathology (0116) 258 6532

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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